The rise and fall of Microsoft’s ‘Hitler-loving sex robot’

A Microsoft experiment has made it clear: if we want artificial intelligence in this world, it better not think like us. The tale of this illuminating but aborted millennial-focused project was told most succinctly so far by The Telegraph newspaper in a headline: “Microsoft deletes ‘teen girl’ AI after it became a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours.” That deletion sounds like a good move, given the transformation in question. But what did Microsoft expect? They crowd-sourced the masses for human intelligence, and, go figure, they reaped a harvest of ignorance, racism, sexism and perversion. To be sure, Microsoft’s “chat bot” Tay, big-eyed, cute, and artfully pixelated, may represent the future. Chat bots, AI-powered fake people that interact with customers via text messages, have become a huge focus across many industries. San Francisco’s Chatfuel helped create bots for messaging-app Telegram,…

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